Tsamai in Ethiopia

Joshua Project has identified the Tsamai only in Ethiopia
Population
29,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Tsamai are a people group that live in the plain of the Weyt'o River. They may have been part of the Konso people and because of the raids from the Borana, had crossed the Sagan River to settle among the Banna and Dime and intermingled with them. They are neighbored by the Hamar and Banna, with whom they have built a strong alliance, on the west and south west, by the Arbore on the south, by the Gawada and Kerkert on the east and by the Maale on the north.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are cultivators as well as keep livestock. They grow sorghum and maize. They use the hoe to cultivate the land. Their administrative and trade center is the Weyto town.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Tsamako are predominantly followers of their ethnic religion which believes that the male and female star created the world.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Lord will open the hearts of the Tsamai to hear the gospel and be followers of Christ.
* Ask God to raise laborers, especially from among the Konso, who are related to the Tsemai and have a good relationship with them, who will work to reach and intercede for the Tsamai.


Profile Source:   MANI 
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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-01-05
People Name General Tsamai
People Name in Country Tsamai
Population in Ethiopia 29,000
World Population 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Kule, Shanqilla, Tsamako
People ID 15589
ROP3 Code 110207
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Omo area, lowlands west of Lake Chamo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 18  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ region: Omo area, lowlands west of Lake Chamo..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Tsamai (29,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tsb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tsamai (29,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tsb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tsamai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
98.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
60.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: MANI 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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